July 15, 2014 - 11:44
Coastal erosion is a global problem; it’s estimated that at least 70 percent of sandy beaches around the world experience it. In the U.S., around 86 percent of East Coast beaches have significantly eroded in the past 100 years. There’s plenty of erosion on the West Coast and the Gulf of Mexico as well....
There’s something majestic about a river. Volumes of lore, literature and lyrics have been inspired by the ripple and flow of mighty rivers and scenic woodland streams. Entire civilizations have grown up around these lifegiving waterways . . . the Nile, the Ganges, the Mississippi....
Sept. 15, 2014 - 06:31
WITH THE ECONOMY IMPROVING, JOHN was thrilled to see his small company starting to boom. With all the new business, he was so busy signing new accounts and training his new staff members that he delegated the bookkeeping responsibilities to a long-time employee he trusted....
Sept. 15, 2014 - 06:31
Elected officials in Belmont, Massachusetts, want to update the town’s stormwater bylaw, and doing so may mean shelving plans for an affordable housing complex. The new bylaw is meant to detect illicit discharge, better control construction runoff and protect the nearby Mystic River watershed....
The hurricane that ripped through Hawaii reminded me that we are now in hurricane season. Although we’re used to seeing hurricanes on the East Coast, this one came out of the West and seemed to start the season off with a bang. It made me think again about how powerful these storms can be, and the tremendous damage they can do to lives and property....

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